AS USUAL, the parties to government at the Federal level are trying their level best to obfuscate the matter. So, in my relentless drive to simplify everything, herewith my proposed budget cuts:
Go to this article at Wikipedia. Study the chart. Here’s my proposal:
Cut everything but the “original four*.” From a 2009 total of $4 trillion, that yields a cut of 1.6 trillion.
Easy. Simple. Click! Done!
* State, War, Justice, Treasury. War was originally only the Army, and the Navy (and Marines) had their own department. I’d be willing to roll all of the military arms under the single rubric of War, and return the Coast Guard to the Treasury, as a revenue service. Let the military guard the coast, as should be.